Prevention Science

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Prevention science is a framework for research focused on preventing and/or mitigating behavioral and health challenges and increasing resiliency. The prevention science work at FPG draws from a diverse range of disciplines—including the behavioral, social, psychological, and neuro sciences—to understand the origins of social problems at the individual, community, and societal levels. Prevention strategies focus on ways to intervene before a problem emerges or worsens, avoiding adverse outcomes and their costs, and enhancing conditions conducive to healthy child and adolescent development, good mental and physical health, and strong families and communities.

Featured FPG News Story

With the launch of FRONTIER at FPG, founder and director Diana Fishbein, PhD, is furthering her mission of mitigating the impacts of adversity and promoting healthy development for children and adolescents. FRONTIER offers infrastructure for basic science researchers to collaborate with intervention and implementation specialists to better understand and prevent conditions that lead to negative developmental trajectories.

Featured Publication

A publication from FPG contributing author Shannon Chaplo, PhD, presents a trauma-informed research agenda that would strengthen future research in the field of prevention science. The article critiques existing studies that document known risk factors and outlines ways in which future research could apply relevant theoretical trauma-informed approaches, to further advance our knowledge of risk factors.

Featured Person

Shannon Chaplo, PhD, is an implementation specialist at FPG currently involved in two implementation projects at The Impact Center at FPG. Her research interests include using developmental psychopathology to look at several constructs related to child and adolescent trauma including emotion dysregulation, revictimization, posttraumatic stress, and impaired caregiving.

Current Projects

The NCIC-TP project is a collaborative effort to help counties in NC successfully and sustainably implement the Triple P system of interventions. The project began in 2014 with a two year implementation evaluation of Triple P. Data from that evaluation, along with emerging evidence from implementation science and best practice, is the foundation of the information, learning, and implementation support resources offered by NCIC-TP to NC counties interested in or currently scaling-up Triple P.
The Impact Center at FPG's Implementation Capacity for Triple P (ICTP) projects are currently supporting the scale-up and expansion of Triple P System of Interventions in North and South Carolina.